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hreesbidder | Tuesday April 28, 2015

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  • AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack

Students will study one from a choice of 12 set texts, which include post-1914 prose fiction and drama. Students should study the whole text.

What’s assessed

  • Modern texts
  • Poetry
  • Unseen poetry

How it’s assessed

  • 2 hour 15 minute written exam
  • 96 marks
  • 60% of GCSE

Exam Questions

  • Section A Modern Texts - Students will answer one essay question from a choice of two on their studied modern prose or drama text.
  • Section B Poetry - Students will answer one comparative question on one named poem printed on the paper and one other poem from their chosen anthology cluster.
  • Section C Unseen Poetry - Students will answer one question on each of two unseen poems and one comparative question.

Aims and Learning Outcomes

Courses based on this specification should encourage students to develop knowledge and skills in reading, writing and critical thinking. Through literature, students have a chance to develop culturally and acquire knowledge of the best that has been thought and written. Studying GCSE English Literature should encourage students to read widely for pleasure, and as a preparation for studying literature at a higher level.

Courses based on this specification should also encourage students to:

  • read a wide range of classic literature fluently and with good understanding, and make connections across their reading
  • read in depth, critically and evaluatively, so that they are able to discuss and explain their understanding and ideas
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often
  • appreciate the depth and power of the English literary heritage
  • write accurately, effectively and analytically about their reading, using Standard English
  • acquire and use a wide vocabulary, including the grammatical terminology and other literary and linguistic terms they need to criticise and analyse what they read

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